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Educating and Empowering Women through Employment
“I learned important information on parenting and taking care of my children and also how to take care of myself. The YWCA mission is to Empower Women and I became empowered. I was a teacher in India and I’m looking forward to my future career in education. Overall, the YWCA has made me feel empowered and confident in myself.”
Empowering Women through Adult and Youth Programs
Elvia Rosas learned about the YWCA Family Center two years ago. She attended programs including Women's Circle, Financial Literacy and Reading to End Racism. Her five children attended programs including Summer Camp, Story Hour, Kids Korner, Homework Zone and TechGYRLS. Elvia recently got a job in the manufacturing field thanks in part to the knowledge gained from attending YWCA programs and the support and encouragement of the YWCA staff.
Empowering Women through Family Support
Anu addressed the YWCA Board and staff and spoke about her experiences and successes with the YWCA. Anu was born in South India where the culture for women was vastly different than in the United States. She moved to the United States with her husband, Shashank, in 2007. They have two young sons who attend YWCA Youth Programs.
A friend told her about the YWCA Family Center at Creekside and she joined some of the classes including Women’s Circle, Guiding Good Choices and Financial Literacy.
Empowering Girls through Technology
Twelve participants of the YWCA Tech Gyrls program, are pictured here during a field trip to NewAge Industries in Southampton, PA. TechGYRLS® is an innovative afterschool program that provides a safe, diverse, girls-only environment where girls can participate in an intensive exploration of technology, using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® software and Technic sets. Several of the girls expressed an interest in pursuing a career in engineering and other STEM fields, as a result of their participation in the program.